For a 3rd Season, The Arts Put on a Show at the Garden - Part of the 2016 Program of Activities at Montréal Space for Life

MONTRÉAL, May 10, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Every Sunday afternoon from June 12 to August 28, 2016, Montréal Space for Life is inviting the general public to celebrate a delightful mix of nature and music, with the third season of its popular The Arts Put on a Show at the Garden event. As part of the 2016 See the Big Picture program of activities, twelve intimate concerts will be presented in the very heart of the Montréal Botanical Garden, a peaceful and verdant setting for music lovers. Before the show, listeners will want to enjoy this unique opportunity to admire the peonies, irises, lilies and daylilies in glorious bloom in the Flowery Brook Garden or to stroll through the many impressively authentic cultural gardens. Then they can take a comfortable seat in front of the stage nestled under the crabapple trees.

The 2016 line-up, put together by artistic director Jean-François Gagnon and producer Sylvie Lavoie, throws the spotlight on local songwriters, composers and performers. The various artists have all been asked to give an acoustic show focusing on "natural" music without complex arrangements, so we can look forward to discovering their repertoire in a simple, unadorned style. It's a chance for audience members to appreciate the very essence of the melodies, lyrics and songs.

These 12 talented artists will be joyfully combining the arts and nature, for our listening pleasure.  


June 12

Arthur H offers an intimate incursion into his singular, poetic universe.

June 19

Michel Rivard shares his 40 years of musical memories against a natural backdrop.

June 26

Ingrid St-Pierre draws inspiration from this magical setting to share her love of music.

July 3

Daniel Boucher presents his latest tunes along with some old favourites.

July 10

Vincent Vallières performs hits from Fabriquer l'aube in a flower-filled garden.

July 17

Alexandre Désilets invites you to relax in the garden and enjoy the new storytelling show WINDIGO.

July 24

Patrick Norman delights you with his catchy hits.

July 31

Salomé Leclerc fills the air with her new show 27 fois l'aurore.

August 7

Ian Kelly comes to the heart of Montréal to share his latest opus, Superfolk.

August 14

Elisapie performs a northern folk-pop show for the 15th anniversary of the First Nations Garden.

August 21

Mara Tremblay and her band share an intimate musical interlude.

August 28

Emilie-Claire Barlow offers jazz standards, lively bossa nova tunes and seductive ballads.


Shows are free with admission to the Botanical Garden. For the complete program, see:


Cocktails and jazz performances at the Botanical Garden

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, starting at 4:30 p.m., don't miss the musical

performances on the Botanical Garden terrace.

Enjoy some easy-listening jazz, performed by Montréal artists.


About Montréal Space for Life
Montréal Space for Life is made up of four attractions on the same site: the Biodôme, Botanical Garden, Insectarium and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. These four prestigious municipal institutions form Canada's largest natural science museum complex. Together, they have launched a daring, creative urban movement, urging everyone to rethink the connection between humankind and nature and cultivate a new way of living.

For further information and to purchase tickets online, see our website:


SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Jardin botanique de Montréal

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